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Future Stars of Southampton Explorer Camp offers an exciting week-long program filled with educational explorations via kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, hiking, and beachcombing for campers ages 6-14.

Our goal is to promote a lifelong appreciation of and engagement with water sports, outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. Each day has an off-site exploratory field trip where we emphasize a major curricular focus such as paddle skills, bay ecosystems, and marsh ecology along with related games, activities and art projects that are both physically challenging and mentally engaging.

Prepare to get your feet wet, hands dirty, and minds blown!

Explorer Camp

Ages: 8 - 14
Dates: Please go to our
application for our most up-to-date info 

Time: 9am - 3pm

 

Pricing 
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TYPICAL DAY

9am Arrival at exploration site

9:10am Daily Orientation

9:20am Introduction to/demonstration of daily activity

9:45am Activity #1 (kayaking, SUP, trawling, marine exploration etc.)

12pm Lunch

1pm Activity #2 (kayaking, SUP, trawling, marine exploration, etc.)

2:45pm Return to Future Stars Campus

3pm Departure

Typical Day activities, sports & times are subject to change.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ages 6 - 14
  • Professional water-based instruction
  • Water and environmental safety taught to all campers
  • Kayaks, SUPs, life vests, fishing/trawling equipment provided
  • Emphasis on mindfulness, eco-friendliness and environmental awareness
  • Weekly boat trip with Stonybrook University

FACILITIES

  • Daily trips to local bays, beaches, etc.
  • State of the art equipment
  • Air conditioned classroom and indoor/outdoor space for daily recreational use

DIRECTORS Eric and Beth Wurzburg have a passion for the natural world and are excited to share this passion with campers at Future Stars of Southampton as directors of Future Stars Explorer Camp.

Eric has been a paddle guide on the east end for many years designing tours and outdoor experiences for families, camps, and groups of all sizes. An avid environmentalist and outdoorsman, Eric earned a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Georgia, is a PADI certified Dive Master, and holds a USCG Masters Captains License. He has experiences working as a mate on charter fishing boats, as a park ranger, and as a wilderness therapy counselor. His passions for food, fishing, diving, and hiking have led him to explore and immerse himself in the cultures of over 30 countries.

Beth has 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She holds a PhD in Educational Theory and Practice and an EdS in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia, a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Bachelors of Science in Education. She has worked as an after school program director, an elementary school teacher, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

 

FACILITIES

Future Stars has been running camps for over 30 years and has been providing families in Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan and Fairfield with the most outstanding specialty day camp programs in the New York Metro Area. We have 6 different locations and offer 23 different programs to choose from.

Future Stars Southampton is the Hamptons’ premier summer camp and indoor/outdoor tennis club. Operating at the Southampton Youth Services Recreation Center, our campus includes 8 tennis courts (4 har-tru, 4 hard), an outdoor pool, three indoor basketball courts, a grass soccer field and indoor soccer/futsol rink, classroom space, a turf baseball field and more.

Centrally located just 5 minutes outside of Southampton Village, FSSH is a one-stop shop for summer activities in the Hamptons. From June – September, we host 14+ camp programs: Art, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Explorer, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Little Stars, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis, and Tiny Stars. This year, Future Stars Southampton will host Fall Mini-Camps with both Tennis and Multi-Sports offerings from September – November. Our state-of-the-art facilities, professional counselors, and immersive day camp experience are sure to make this season a memorable one!


In addition to our summer camp programs, FSSH offers adult/youth tennis clinics, lessons, junior programs, tournaments and events, as well as daily or seasonal court rentals. With recently renovated courts, over 20 international tennis pros on staff and a full-time pro shop in our clubhouse, we have everything you need to enjoy a tennis-filled summer!

LEADERSHIP

Sean Johnson:
Sean has been working at FSSH since 2015, where he joined the team as the turf director. He is now the general manager and oversees all year-round activities. Sean graduated with an economics degree and double minor in English and Spanish from Baruch College in New York City. There, he played DIII baseball and basketball. He has also been a baseball and basketball coach for 10 years, with experience working with kids of all ages from NYC and the East End of Long Island.

Pablo Montesi:

Pablo Montesi is the tennis director at Future Stars Southampton. He has worked with Future Stars since he attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS on an athletic scholarship. Pablo is responsible for coaching, staffing, and programming at the Southampton and Westhampton locations. 

Shawn Smith:
Shawn Smith has been the Multi-Sport director at the Southampton location for five years. During the school year, he works as a PE teacher in the local Southampton school district.

Layla DeLuca:
Layla DeLuca has been a staple at Future Stars Summer Camp since 2013, and now directs our Little Stars and Tiny Stars programs. During the school year, she is a Preschool teacher in Tribeca.

Isaac Tran:
Isaac Tran is Future Stars Southampton's medical director and EMT. He is currently completing his pre-medicine bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland.

 

POLICIES/FAQ

From now through the start of summer, stay tuned as we add additional programs and update our safety protocol according to all CDC and NYS mandates. As we did during Summer 2020 & 2021, we are prepared to adjust our programming as needed to ensure the safety of our campers and staff.

CLICK HERE for our 2022 Policies & FAQs

 

DIRECTIONS

Address to this location is:

1370A Majors Path.
Southampton NY 11968

Phone Number: 631-287-6707

 

Programs

Future Stars Southampton offers 14+ different summer camp programs: Art, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Explorer, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Little Stars, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis, and Tiny Stars. This summer, we will also offer Tennis Mini-Camps on Saturday afternoons! Click HERE for more information about our Tennis Mini-Camp offerings.

 

Contact

Future Stars Southampton is located at 1370A Majors Path in Southampton, NY.
               Phone Number: 631-287-6707
               Fax Number: 631-287-8633
               Email Address: info@futurestarssouthampton.com

Dates & Rates

Save $50 per week with our Early Enrollment Discount if you register by December 1.

2022 Summer Rates
 Program  1-2 Weeks (Full Price)  3+ Weeks ($25 off / wk)
 Core Camp Programs (9 AM - 3:30 PM)  $795 / wk $770 / wk
 Tennis Camp (9 AM - 3:15 PM, w/ 2:00 PM dismissal option)  $995 / wk $970 / wk
 Explorer Camp (9 AM - 3 PM)  $1350 / wk $1325 / wk
 Little Stars (9 AM - 2 PM)  $695 / wk $670 / wk
 Chess Camp (9 AM - 2 PM)  $650 / wk $625 / wk
 Art Camp (9 AM - 2 PM)  $650 / wk $625 / wk
 Tiny Stars (9 AM - 12 PM)  $650 / wk $625 / wk
 Boxing Camp (9 AM - 12 PM)  $650 / wk $625 / wk
 Golf Camp (9 AM - 12 PM)  $650 / wk $625 / wk

Stack our Early Enrollment, Multi-Week, and Sibling Discounts to save UP TO $100 PER WEEK! Discounts, extras, and add-ons are listed on the form linked below.

For more detailed Summer 2022 dates and rates, click below:

Southampton Summer 2022 Application

 

Transportation

**Due to programming changes, transportation will not be offered during Summer 2022.**
 
Future Stars Southampton offers door-to-door transportation from Westhampton to Southampton village, excluding Dune Road and Meadow Lane. Anyone living east of Southampton village will be picked up at the Bridgehampton Starbucks on Montauk Highway.
 
To register for the bus service, a parent or guardian must register their camper at least one week in advance. So, if you need bus service for the week of June 8, registration must be complete and submitted to the office by Monday, June 1 no later than 9:00 AM.
 
We cannot register a camper for the bus after the deadline and late registrations will not be accepted. If a registration is submitted late, we cannot offer transportation for your camper. There will not be any exceptions made to late registrations.
 
Any changes made to the transportation schedule must be relayed to the main office via email. For example, if your camper is being picked up instead of taking the bus, if they are only taking the bus for select days, if they are only taking the bus one way, et cetera, the office must be notified directly. Please do not rely on third parties separate from the office staff to relay this important information appropriately and accurately. This includes counselors.
 
Transportation runs twice daily: once for 9:00 AM drop-off, and once for 4:00 PM pick-up. If a camper is in Little Stars, the camper will need to stay for the extended day program until 4:00 PM as there is not a bus available for the 2:00 PM dismissal. There is an additional charge for the extended day program. Please see the registration form for details.
 
Tiny Stars campers are too young for the bus service. Parents and guardians should arrange for proper drop-off and pick-up of Tiny Stars participants.
 
The cost of transportation is $170 per week, per camper. This price is non-negotiable. If a camper is not using the bus service for the whole week, they will not be prorated. There is not a sibling/household discount available for the bus service.
 
The bus routes are made on a weekly basis. Because parents can register their campers up to one week in advance, the office will not have an accurate pick-up or drop-off time for your stop until the week before you are using the bus service.
 
If your camper is enrolled for camp and transportation for multiple weeks out of the summer, please do not assume that the pick-up time will be the same every week. Our office will alert parents and guardians of their scheduled pick-up time no later than the Thursday before the start date of the camp week. So, if your camper is attending camp for the week of Monday, June 8, you can expect an email on Thursday, June 4.

Character

Safety is first for a reason. Ingrained in everything we do, safety paves the way for our campers to thrive in a healthy environment.
Teamwork challenges our campers to collaborate thoughtfully and teaches us that, “we are not on a team because we work together, we are on a team because we respect, trust, and care for one another.” 
Attitude is everything, our coaches discuss both the good and the bad of attitudes; guiding campers to consider the power of an open and growth-oriented mind. 
Responsibility fosters a supportive and thriving community, which takes effort from every single member. We encourage every camper to take ownership of their actions, just as they do their belongings.  
Sportsmanship is more than just a handshake at the end of a game. We encourage our campers to honor differences and celebrate similarities of everyone in our community, all the while playing hard and playing fair. 
 
What does it mean to be a Future Star?

Our STARS acronym tells the story to our campers and parents of what it means to be a part of the Future Stars Southampton family. We aim to help our campers understand the value and interconnectedness of Safety, Teamwork, Attitude, Responsibility, and Sportsmanship. To continue to do our utmost in promoting your campers’ growth, we utilize this succinct values model for campers to learn from and apply in any program they may attend. Each day, our coaches reinforce this well-rounded development in which values pave the way to fun and effective activities; providing campers innumerable opportunities to think creatively about the type of community member they are and wish to be. Whether on the baseball field, in a chess match, or on a paddle board, we strive to equip every camper with the tools to be a Future Star for any team they may be a part of!